Hartlepool have announced they will not sign convicted rapist Ched Evans after boss Ronnie Moore expressed an interest.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists he will only spend money in January on the right player.
The England Under-21 international went straight into the North End squad for their League One trip to Crawley on Tuesday night, but the game was later postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Rudd has played three cup games for the Canaries this season, including the shock weekend FA Cup defeat to non-league Luton.
Earlier this month, North End cancelled the contract of goalkeeper Steve Simonsen by mutual consent.